CBSE Board Class 12 Sociology Sample Papers 2008
CBSE Board Sample Papers 2008 for Class 12 Sociology
Sample Paper 2008
M. M.: 100 Time: 3hrs.
1. Questions 1 to 15 are of 2 marks each, and are to b e answered in about 30 words.
2. Questions 16 to 25 are of 4 marks each, and are to be answered in about 80 words.
3. Questions 26 to 29 are of 6 marks each, and are to be answered in about 200 words.
4. Question 30 carries 6 marks, and is to be answered based on the passage given.
Complete the following statements in one or two sen tences (about 30 words or less):
Q1. Capitalism is the name given to a social and econom ic system in which…
Q2. Regionalism refers to…
Q3. Community identities are …
Q4. A political party is…
Q5. A trade union is…
Q6. The characteristic features of the organized sector are…
Q7. Transnational corporations are…
Q8. Globalisation refers to…
Q9. By the term ‘electronic economy’ we mean…
Q10. ‘Corporate culture’ refers to…
Q11. The various forms of the mass media include…
Q12. Two of the distinguishing features of a social move ment are…
Q13. Two of the well-known peasant movements in India ar e….
Q14. Prominent examples of workers’ movements include…
Q15. ‘Reformist’ social movements are different from ‘re volutionary’ social movements because…
Four Mark Questions:
Q16. Discuss the main features of the age structure of t he Indian population.
Q17. What could be some of the reasons for the decline i n the sex ratio?
Q18. Explain the concept of social exclusion with exampl es. Q19. How have the living conditions of tribal communitie s changed after Independence?
Q20. What is meant by ‘communalism’ in the Indian contex t?
Q21. Describe the main features of social reform movemen ts before Independence.
Q22. What is meant by secularization of caste? Explain w ith examples.
Q23. There is a close connection between agriculture and culture. Explain.
Q24. Explain the impact of land reforms in India after i ndependence.
What is meant by the circulation of lab our in India. Explain with examples
Q25. List the consequences of industrialization.
What are the major forms of job recruit ment in India?
Six Mark Questions:
Q26. Discuss the major changes in the institution of cas te from colonial times to the present day.
Discuss the main factors influencing th e formation of tribal identity in recent times.
Q27. What are the main arguments made for and against li beralisation and marketisation? What position would you take in thi s debate, and why?
Q28. How is colonialism different from earlier forms of conquest or domination, and in what ways did it affect Indian society?
Q29. Write a short essay on the core values of Indian democracy as expressed in the Preamble to our Constitution.
Q30. Read the given passage and answer the followin g questions
A study of Hum Log’s audience showed that a high d egree of para social interaction occurred between the audience members a nd their favorite Hum Log characters. For example, many Hum Log viewers repor ted that they routinely adjusted their daily schedules to ‘meet’ their favourite cha racter ‘in the privacy of their living rooms’. Many other individuals reported talking to their favorite characters through the television sets; for instance, “Don’t worry, Badki. Do not give up your dream of making a career.” Hum Log achieved audience ratings of 65 to 90 perce nt in North India and
between 20 and 45 percent in south India. About 50 million individuals watched the average broadcast of Hum Log. One unusual aspect o f this soap opera was the huge number of letters, over 400,000 that it attracted f rom viewers; so many that most of them could not be opened by Doordarshan officials.
Q30. (a) In what ways did viewers express their interes t in T.V. programmes like Hum Log? How do you think they express their inter est today?
Q30 (b) Discuss the ways in which a mass medium li ke television can act as a powerful agent influencing public opinion in both p ositive and negative ways.
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